Joe Kinnear Needs Win Bonus On Tuesday Night


The People is reporting today that Joe Kinnear is on lucrative terms at Newcastle United, in his role as interim manager.

Joe Kinnear – not really getting as much as regular Newcastle manager

Sport of the World says that Kinnear will get a basic £20K for every game he oversees, with another £15K as a win bonus, and £10K for a draw. Well we’re not sure that’s too lucrative because our last two managers, Allardyce and Keegan, were on £3M a year.

Since we’re not in Europe, say we have around 40 competitive games a season – so that’s around £75K a game win, lose or draw.

It means, if it’s true of course, which is always dubious with some Sunday papers, that Joe has made £80K in his 3 games in charge up till now.

But in any case Joe has to pick up a win on Tuesday night against WBA. By his own admission it’s now a must win game.  We did not play badly against Sunderland yesterday, and the determination was there, but on the day Sunderland probably deserved the points.

So what do we do now?

We move on and try to take our anguish out of a mediocre WBA side, and if we can get a win on Tuesday night, things will lighten up considerably, and we may be even to get something out of our next home game against Aston Villa, the following Monday evening.

The good thing is that we played so much better yesterday, than we were playing before Joe arrived, and although we lost and yes, that’s a disaster, the team nevertheless shows signs of playing almost up to their potential.

Now’s not the time to be too hard on the players or Joe, because they have made significant improvement since Joe came on board in what was always going to be a testing job for anybody.

Players are coming into some consistent form and Coloccini was again outstanding at the back for Newcastle yesterday, and is starting to look the player we know he is.  And local lad Ameobi didn’t have too bad a game either, scoring a great goal for the second time in as many days.

We’re lucky that we have a chance to put the Sunderland loss behind us on Tuesday night, and with Barton and Gutierrez fit again Joe will see compeititon for places, and that has to be a good thing.

We must take this chance of all 3 points – anything less will set alarm bells ringing.

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • Pg

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    we have to do something i can see spurs winning again with arry

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Alarm bells ringing ed welllets see that team will come good. I feel for joey the same people booing him and pelting things are they any better throwing things is assalt and cctv should route them out and they should be charged. I once the club is sold will buy a toon shirt with joeys name on the lads got balls and everyone hates him sounds like a one of us lol

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  • Kiven Geegan

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Starting on Tuesday 3pts

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    i see the notw have nlaimed barton for the pitsc invasion

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  • TERRYHIBBITONTHEWING

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    ED-After leaving the Stadium of Light and heading North into Northumberland the implications of the WBA really hit home.I honestly thought we played better yesterday than the corresponding fixture last year,but Sunderland deserved it and will be top dogs in the North East this season.The bigger picture is the ability of Joe Kinnear to keep us up-I’m not too bothered on what his wage packet is.If the club is sold,(further speculation today) then player investment will ensue.However, if Ashley doesn’t find a buyer and he doesn’t invest in players in January,then we could be heading for “stormy waters” and a battle to stay up.3 points on Tuesday are vital!!.

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  • Telboy

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry Ed but what game were you watching. Yeah lets not be too hard on the players, Joe, etc but we were awful. Have a look at the match stats. On another day we would have received a right humping. Coloccini is starting to look good but the defence as a whole was awful. There was no closing down from the team as a whole, nobody was picking up their man. We made Sunderland look good. Shola had a good game? WTF? OK he scored one but he had about five clear chance and contrived to miss when it was easier to score. He is awful but for now he will HAVE to do.

    We barely passed the ball and resorted to humping the ball upfield. Only in the last five minutes when Spiderman and Jose came on did we string a few passes together but IT WAS TOO LATE! Anybody who thinks a relegation battle is not a certainty unless the club is sold and we do some good business in Jaunary wants their head examined. Whats even more frightening is that Spurs have a decent manager now. Watch them go! The only team keeping us from the bottom where to be honest we deserve to be.

    We need a new owner and FAST. Sorry for the pessimism but actually I think it is REALISM sadly.

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    what the hell are you talking about Ed ??

    “The good thing is that we played so much better yesterday, than we were playing before Joe arrived, and although we lost and yes, that’s a disaster, the team nevertheless shows signs of playing almost up to their potential.”

    are you kidding me??? we played the exact same way we played against Derby under Sam.
    Stupid long balls all over the place, couldn’t string to passes together, failed to take shots, no midfield, no supply………we weren’t bad Ed, we were horrible.
    We are going nowhere but down if we ever try to play like that again.

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    I have been reading through and the ammount of people who slag off stevie taylor are a disgrace he tries his best and in 3 years time he will be the best ch in the EPL no player in that position matures until 25 and that lad has always been thrown in at the deep end at a top club he would be given time to mature but not here as we are so desperate in defence.

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Xsico golden boot – 3 words – Taylor is shite’

    He cost us a goal again yesterday.

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  • Jezza

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s not going to be easy to get anything against West Brom. I thought we were very poor in the second half yesterday and got what we deserved. Once again our biggest problem is in defence. Coloccini looks suspect and Taylor has been very poor this season. Both goals yesterday were totally avoidable. Yes, Richardson’s free kick was superb, but if our defensive wall had been properly positioned it wouldn’t have gone in. It just shows how bad we are when we can’t even get basic things like that right. The most worrying statistic is that we have conceded at least 2 goals in every one of our last nine games, and considering West Brom are above us in the league, there’s every reason to believe they’ll score a couple against us on Tuesday night too. So we’re probably going to need to score at least three goals to get that desperately needed win, and going on the total lack of creativity from midfield yesterday along with yet more shocking ineptitude from Ameobi (his goal excepted, he was, as ever, absolutely woeful) that would seem a pretty tall order to say the least. The only thing that can save is from relegation now is a change of ownership before the January window.

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  • Telboy

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    I agree about Taylor. He needs to mature big time in order to become anywhere near a good centre back never mind a great centre back. He always makes a mistake which often costs us a goal.

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  • Alex

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Hopefully Barton will start against WBA on Tuesday instead of Butt . With Joey & Guthrie in the middle we will improve massively also start with Jonas , these 3 will provide us with a bit of pace and stop the midfield being outplayed like they were yesterday .

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  • geordie jock

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #13

    On yesterdays match thought defence were caught out too often , Guthries stupid early booking made him ineffective, Duff ran about like a headless chicken and Ameobi was as bad in the 2nd half as he was good in the 1st. Barton has to start on tuesday along with Jonas and N’Zogbia. We need some flair in midfield.

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  • paul

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #14

    as i said the other day on a nicky butt article……he has cost us again, what a stupid trip!!!! shit shit shit!! he has no common sense fouls ppl in stupid positions and should not be on the pitch with that type of shit!!!

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  • Heavy hitters

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #15

    I wonder if Taylor’s fans will be still saying how great he is if we end up playing Championship football next season. All this talk about needing another three years to be a great CB is absolute bollocks, just look Johnny Evans playing for Man Utd, younger than Taylor, is streets ahead of him in all departments vision, positional awareness etc. Taylor is a bum and he will play a big part in dragging us down to the Championship.

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  • neeraj

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #16

    i am a big taylor fan but his performance yesterday was bad…..

    he gives us two good matches and fails in the third, best option for him is that he sits out for couple of matches so that he can gather his thoughts together and it would be a set back for him

    still rate him as a potential good defender

    dont jump on kinnear we dont know the level of injuries on guti and barton, its better not to lose them………..

    and about spurs, who cares they are going to lose again……

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  • daniel

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #17

    teams for tuesday?

    given
    beye taylor colloccini enrique
    Guthirezz barton guthrie n’zogbia
    xisco martins/owen (if fit)

    this should easily see off WBA (well lets all hope)

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  • daniel

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #18

    or maby…

    given
    beye taylor cacapa enrique
    colloccini
    barton guthrie
    guthirezz n’zogbia
    xisco

    what do you guys think?

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  • daniel

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #19

    …………..given……………….
    beye taylor cacapa enrique
    ……….colloccini…………….
    ……barton……guthrie……..
    guthirezz……………n’zogbia
    ……………xisco………………

    sorry guys, if you didnt get me i meant in this formation =]

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #20

    What u got against martins?

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